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Lets observe a few effects of chemical agents through chemical warfare Chemical warfare can be better understood by the use of chemicals and other explosions which contain irritants asphyxiants contaminants and poisons as weapons in war Well according to the United Nations report chemical weapons are defined as any toxic chemicals through their effect on the living processes may cause death temporary loss of performance or permanent injury to people and animals Plants are not mentioned but have some adverse reactions as well Plants and other vegetation may develop brown spots especially in the leaves if exposed to the chemicals long enoughChemical agents can take on the form of a liquid solid or gaseous state These agents can be classified in many different ways do to their properties and potencies They can also be grouped into categories based on there physiological effects Two of the most highly used methods of dispersing are through c ontaminating the air or through covering the surface Now these agents can be divided into their crippling effects depending on the amount of lethal doses which are contained For a chemical weapon to be considered lethal over incapacitating the dilution of a substance must be around a 110 ratio Furthermore diluting the chemical even more can reduce the effects to cause minor symptoms like vomiting or visualizing problems Some military weapons are not thought of as chemical weapons even though the smoke that engulfs the air is highly toxic in elevated intensities At this present time there are thousands of different types of poisonous substances but only a few can actually be considered for chemical warfare use The reason there are only a few that can be used is due to the factors of stockpiling them when they are not used There are some questions that need to be answered in order to pick the right chemicals for use Are the chemicals highl y toxic yet not to difficult to handle
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